AnimeJapan’s annual “manga we want to see animated” poll is live, once again giving you a chance to pick the best manga for a new anime adaptation (probably on Crunchyroll). The poll is live now through March 4, 2024, at the end of the day JST, which is 10 a.m. EST on March 4, 2024.
Voting is open to international audiences on AnimeJapan’s English website, though some of the titles aren’t translated perfectly.
If you’re thinking this is just another poll, you’re a bit off the mark. Previous winners of AnimeJapan’s poll include Komi Can’t Communicate and 2023’s hit Apothecary Diaries.
The 50 nominees are:
I Want to End This Love Game
Ashiaraiyashiki no Juunin-tachi
Diamond in the Rough
The Summer You Were There
Starting Today, We're Childhood Friends
Even If You Slit My Mouth
Genkai OL-san wa Akuyaku Reijo-sama ni Tsukaetai
I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl
Gomon Baito-kun no Nichijo
Ikiru no ga Shindoi Onna ga "Shinu made ni Yaritai Koto List" wo Shoka shiteiku Hanashi
Imoto wa Siscon Ani ga Mendokusai
Sahara-sensei to Toki-kun
Shinanonchi no Ikuru
Shogakusei Emamoto Emumi no Katte Kimama Life
Sudachi no Maoujo
Sensei! Bokutachi ga Sekai wo Horoboshimasu
Takane-san to Arashi-chan
Tada no Namakemono nandesu
Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyoshi
20-nen de Iroiro Kawacchatta Hero to Shonen
Omae, Tanuki ni Naranee ka?
Kaisha to Shiseikatsu: On to Off
The Fragrant Flower Blooms With Dignity
Kitanai Kimi ga Ichiban Kawaii
Coffee & Vanilla
Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki
Ugly Duckling of the Entertainment District
Mietemasu yo! Aizawa-san
Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san!
Last Karte: Houjuigakusha Toma Kensho no Kioku
RAB (Real Akiba Boys) no Nichijo Egaitemita
Reiwa no Dara-san
I Can't Say No to the Lonely Girl
A Hidden Side to my Crush
Wakeari Shinrei Manshon
It’s a pretty diverse lineup of manga that aren’t already mainstream hits, aside from the likes of Love Game. While some fans are disappointed in what they call the niche selection of indie manga, it’s refreshing to see lesser-known artists and titles get a better chance of finding new audiences.